Egypt, South Africa gunning for 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Egypt and South Africa are among the countries bidding to host the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament, the world's soccer governing body, FIFA, press office has announced.
Other countries gunning for the hosting right of the event, are Australia, Portugal and US.
This is also a joint bid by France and Switzerland.
The candidates must confirm their bids by 1 May, when the FIFA Executive Committee meets to decide the venue and dates for the event.
These were among the resolutions of the recent three-day FIFA Committee meeting in Zurich.
Tunisia's Slim Aloulou, a FIFA Committee member was appointed head of the newly created International Dispute Resolution Chamber, which together with the new Arbitration Tribunal for Football (TAF), would become operational by the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, kicking off 31 May.
The FIFA Committee also lifted the suspension of Zambian player, Rotson Kilambe, which has been pending since July last year.
The meeting chaired by FIFA President Sepp Blatter also endorsed Kazahkstan's bid to move from the Asian Football Confederation to the European soccer governing body, UEFA.

14 march 2002 13:45:00

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